Exam SRM

Exam SRM

Everything You Need to Pass

Coaching Actuaries gives you the tools to study smarter and pass the Statistics for Risk Modeling Exam.

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Exam SRM.

Dave Kester, FSA, MAAA

Exam SRM Video Coach
Attained FSA via the ILA Track

I’ve been helping aspiring actuaries for more than 20 years. When I’m not teaching, I like to read, run, and listen to good math stories. When I was preparing for the actuarial exams, there was nothing like Coaching Actuaries. Now, we combine teaching and technology to guide the next generation of actuarial students.

Content Team

Terence Chow, ASA, CFA

Exam SRM Product Manager
Pursuing FSA via the QFI Track

I graduated from Drake University in 2012 and have been working at Coaching Actuaries ever since. I'm equal parts actuary, math geek, amateur baker, and Harry Potter nerd, not necessarily in that order. I love answering questions about how to prepare for an exam or which exam to take next!

Exam SRM Overview

What To Expect

Exam Details

35 Computer-based, multiple-choice questions

Registration Deadline

April 9, 2019 (Midnight CST)

Exam Duration

3.5 Hours

Next Available Sitting

May 10-16, 2019

Before the Exam

  • Exams You Should Pass First

    Exams P and FM. You should take these introductory exams before attempting a more advanced exam like SRM. Exam SRM also assumes you have already mastered the materials in Exam P.

  • Exam SRM Offerings

    SRM is offered three times per year, with sittings in January, May, and September.

  • How Do I Register?

    1. Register online at www.soa.org before the registration deadline.
    2. Wait 3-5 business days to receive an email confirmation letter.
    3. Schedule a seat at a Prometric Center.

    Learn more about how to register for official SOA exams on their website.

  • Highest-Weighted Concepts

    Questions related to these concepts will appear the most on the exam.

    1. Linear Models
    2. Time Series Models
    3. Decision Trees
    4. Cluster Analysis
  • Tip from Coach Terence, ASA

    "SRM is the least computationally-intensive preliminary exam. A big chunk of its questions will test your comprehension of the concepts. If you're used to questions asking for a numerical answer, you'll need to change your strategy and make sure you have a good understanding of the big picture."

Day of Exam

  • What to Bring:

    • A government-issued photo ID that includes a signature
    • Recommended Calculator: TI-30XS MultiView
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  • Tip from Coach Terence, ASA

    “If you’ve taken a CBT exam before, the format won’t surprise you on Exam Day. However, if you’re taking this exam at a testing center different from the one you’re used to, make sure to make travel arrangements in advance and plan for possible delays.”

  • Tip from Coach Larry

    "Don't be afraid to skip questions. The CBT platform makes it easy for you to mark a question and come back to it later. Make sure to give yourself enough time to ace easy questions that may be at the end of your exam. Remember, easy questions are worth just as much as hard questions."

After the Exam

  • Getting Your Exam Results

    Because SRM is a relatively new exam, you will not receive an unofficial Pass-Fail result immediately after you finish. (The SOA has stated that instantaneous results will eventually be available.)

    After approximately 8 to 11 weeks, the SOA will release the list of passing candidates' ID numbers. A few days after this list has been published, you will be able to see your final score in your official SOA transcript when you log into the SOA website.

  • Next Steps

    If you haven't yet taken Exams LTAM or STAM, we'd recommend you take that exam next.

    If you've already taken LTAM and STAM, you will need to obtain your remaining VEE credits, take exam PA, complete your FAP modules, and fulfill your APC requirement in order to attain your ASA designation.

SRM Product Updates

Adapt+Learn Content Release In Progress

The Adapt+Learn content is being released in stages leading up to the May 2019 sitting. See the schedule of which Adapt questions, Manual readings, and Video Lessons are available for which sections and when more will be released.

View Schedule

Study Plans

Finding The Right Answer